"Fasciitis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Inflammation of the fascia. There are three major types: 1, Eosinophilic fasciitis, an inflammatory reaction with eosinophilia, producing hard thickened skin with an orange-peel configuration suggestive of scleroderma and considered by some a variant of scleroderma; 2, Necrotizing fasciitis (FASCIITIS, NECROTIZING), a serious fulminating infection (usually by a beta hemolytic streptococcus) causing extensive necrosis of superficial fascia; 3, Nodular/Pseudosarcomatous /Proliferative fasciitis, characterized by a rapid growth of fibroblasts with mononuclear inflammatory cells and proliferating capillaries in soft tissue, often the forearm; it is not malignant but is sometimes mistaken for fibrosarcoma.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Fasciitis" by people in Profiles.
Clarithromycin in adult-onset still's disease: a potentially useful therapeutic. J Clin Rheumatol. 2011 Oct; 17(7):373-6.
Diagnosing cranial fasciitis based on distinguishing radiological features. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Nov; 2(5):370-4.
Cytogenetic findings in a case of nodular fasciitis of subclavicular region. Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 2003 Mar; 141(2):160-3.
Autoantibodies in sera from patients with L-tryptophan-associated eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome. Demonstration of unique antigen-antibody specificities. Clin Immunol Immunopathol. 1995 Aug; 76(2):115-9.
A case of necrotizing fasciitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae. Br J Dermatol. 1995 Jul; 133(1):128-31.
Fournier's gangrene in children. Urology. 1990 May; 35(5):439-41.